Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011 and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in 2018 were both grand affairs watched by millions worldwide. However, a video circulating online claims that Queen Elizabeth II had contrasting reactions to the two brides’ wedding dresses.

The Viral Video

The video, recently uploaded to TikTok, shows both Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle walking down the aisle while Queen Elizabeth observes their dresses. As Kate, now the Princess of Wales, passes in her Alexander McQueen gown, the late monarch smiles. However, her expression changes when Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, walks down the aisle in her Givenchy gown. The eight-second clip has garnered over 30 million views, received more than 2 million likes, and sparked discussions among royal fans.

Prince William holds Kate Middleton's hand as they walk down the aisle and greet Queen Elizabeth IIPrince William holds Kate Middleton’s hand as they walk down the aisle and greet Queen Elizabeth II | Kirsty Wigglesworth

The eight-second clip has amassed more than 30 million views and received over 2 million likes. It also garnered thousands of comments from royal fans trying to guess what the queen was thinking then and posting about which dress was their favorite.

“I mean she’s not wrong. Catherine’s dress was gorgeous,” one person said.

“Kate had way more beautiful dress,” a second person added while a third remarked: “To be honest though, Kate’s dress was iconic.”

But not everyone agreed and some users gave the duchess their vote with one writing: “Meghan’s dress was much more beautiful than Kate’s.” And another chimed in: “I prefer Meghan’s dress. For Kate, the wedding dress is kind of old-fashioned (for my taste).”

Queen Elizabeth II looks on during the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Opinions Vary

Commenters on TikTok debated which dress was more beautiful. Some praised Kate’s iconic gown, while others preferred Meghan’s dress. One user wrote, “I mean she’s not wrong. Catherine’s dress was gorgeous,” while another added, “Kate had way more beautiful dress.” However, not everyone agreed, with some favoring Meghan’s dress. One commenter noted, “Meghan’s dress was much more beautiful than Kate’s.”

The Glaring Moment

During the Sussexes’ wedding ceremony, there was another viral moment: a photo of Queen Elizabeth glaring directly at Meghan. An edited video later circulated on YouTube, showing Prince Harry’s eyes darting back to his grandmother as he sat at the altar next to his bride. The queen’s expression did not display joy, leading some to speculate that she was not happy during the couple’s nuptials.